Infant bathtub drownings up 75 per cent
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Infant bathtub drownings up 75 per cent

Sydney : Australia | Sep 19, 2012 at 8:13 PM PDT
Source: The Australian
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THE number of infants drowning in bathtubs has jumped by 75 per cent in the past five years, Australia's latest drowning figures reveal. Royal Life Saving released its annual National Drowning Report today, showing while backyard swimming pool drownings for the 0-4 age group had decreased, they still... FULL ARTICLE AT The Australian
 
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